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Monday, July 06, 2015

Things to do at Marina Barrage: What to Bring for Picnic

For some reason, I visited Marina Barrage for 3 times this semester. Probably because we ran out of places to hang out and Marina Barrage is really an awesome place for fun outings with almost anyone. Decided to compile all my Marina Barrage memories here and make a simple guide for those who wants to visit Marina Barrage...

Just a short intro here, Marina Barrage is actually a dam built by Singapore government to provide water supply and control water levels in case of floods. And yes, awesome enough, the dam triples as a recreation site besides its important functions.

This is one place that you should go if you stay in Singapore.

So....what can we do at Marina Barrage?  Picnic la of course! Here's short guide to what you can bring and do for your picnic at Marina Barrage's Green Roof. :D

1. Plastic Mat
Please bring this unless you don't mind sitting on grass. I'm sure you probably wanna lie down and just enjoy the beautiful blue sky at the Greenroof so the mat will definitely be a must! You may buy this at Daiso.

2. Food!!! All your favorite bites
Of course you need food for picnic and I assure you munching down picnic snacks at Marina Barrage is really an enjoyment thanks to the strong breeze and beautiful view. Even better when you have a bunch of friends to chit-chat with.
Suggestions include Sushi, Egg Sandwiches, Salad, Chips. You may prepare all sorts of ingredients like egg mayo, crabstick mayo, sausages, tuna, bread, tortilla wraps etc and let everyone self-service and customize on their own sandwiches. To add the fun, make sandwiches for each other!

Haha yesh, we got creative and brought Chawanmushi, Yakitori (from Wadori) and Strawberry Fresh Cream cake into the picture hehe :D Yes you probably realized they are all from the Japan street in Jurong Point. 

Egg Mayo sandwiches are just awesome

    it was CNY and we LouSang-ed at Marina Barrage hahahahha

3. Kite
kite flying is a must-do over here. You don't need skills really, coz the strong winds will definitely send your kite floating happily and freely in air. It's also a fun group activity with your friends to take turns flying kites or just simply buy everyone a kite and have fun battling in the sky.
You may buy the S$2 kite at Daiso if you don't plan to go kite-flying often. 

Sometimes it takes two to fly a kite, you have the one controlling the string and the noisy wan beside that keeps shouting 放!放!walao 收eh!  (which is actually me haha)

  If you don't like to fly kite, you may show your support to others'
It was a nice experience to watch how other professionals challenge the limits with uniquely designed kites. 

4. Bubble Kit
Yeshhhhh this is one place you can play with bubbles without the need to blow bubbles till your face flush red. The wind does the job for you! Bubbles are really a fun part of childhood, enjoy the colorful spheres and watch them float gracefully in air. :D
Buy a bubble blowing kit and also one extra bottle of bubble liquid at Daiso!

Use it as props for photoshooting haha
OMY I still find this behind-the-scenes photo so funneh

5. Camera!OK this is like ABUDEN point haha...yes you definitely need to bring a camera with you. Well with the beautiful view, your phone camera would be good enough to capture beautiful shots and even your desired profile picture. The following photos will prove that, every random photo over there is nice!

Flying-a-kite Shot

背多分 shot
just realize i wore the same blouse for two trips LOL

Lacing-up-shoes-but-still-look-cool Shot

The must have Jump-shot

The Profile-Picture

and of course, a photo that takes down the view
It was dusk, the sky has a faint tint of pink
This was taken with my Redmi on HDR and I think it looks good enough. 

6. Other Entertainments
well there's still plenty you can do at Marina Barrage. I saw people bringing their pets for a walk, you may bring some card games. We also played the Wolf-game over there as well! haha maybe you wanna comment below on what else have you did at Marina Barrage?

Btw, if you happen to visit Marina Barrage, don't forget to visit the galleries in the building itself after all the kite-flying and picnic. Well it's a place for you to learn about the functions of the dam and also green plans in Singapore (plus the galleries are air-conditioned, it's good to cool down haha)

Oh I forgot Item no. 7: Friends!!
Yes without them, I suppose no.1-6 altogether won't be anywhere close to fun. Thanks to the following bunch of people, who gave me so many memories at Marina Barrage. I remember screaming in the wind, laughing out loud at jokes, making customized sandwiches like a boss, lying down on the mat to make sure it doesn't fly off etc etc

Here comes the group photos: 
College buddies Sheauwen and Daniel

CPs bonding trip

Econs February Babies Birthday celebration

Earthlink Maincomm Outing oh yeah!!

FOC Maincomm Post-Retreat Bonding 

Marina Barrage Rooftop is really one beautiful place to hang out. Well you don't really need to prepare all the items i mentioned above. Just come here with some friends, enjoy the wind beating against your face, the peaceful view of the straits, the glorious skyline of Marina Bay area, the colorful kites flying over your head, the beautiful fountain at the ground floor, all these are good enough to make a memorable day. 

or Walk through Gardens by the bay, towards the direction of Satay by the Bay.

Have fun with picnic!

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